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Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Union County, Ill.

bald_knob_crossOriginally completed in 1963 and clad with white porcelain veneer steel panels, the Bald Knob Cross of Peace stands as a distinct landmark against the backdrop of Union County's close proximity to the Ozark Mountains. The 110-foot cross' history dates back to 1937 when worshippers gathered at the site for Easter sunrise services. However, what used to be a town landmark and tourist attraction quickly deteriorated. Installation of 10,500 square feet of Metl-Span's 4-inch CF36 Architectural Flat insulated metal panels in Polar White highlight the repair and major refurbishment of the cross, which remains an integral part of the surrounding community's history and faith background.

Construction manager: JMS Metals, Sparta, Ill.

Metal wall panels: Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas,